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Renata Jackson
Renata Jackson

Faculty: Cinema Studies (1998)
B.A., M.A. in Film Production and Film History/Criticism, Penn State University; Ph.D. in Cinema Studies, New York University. Has taught film history, theory, and analysis at Penn State, Emerson College, The European Institute for International Communication, and New York University. Chair of UNCSA Educational Policies Committee since 2000.  President of the Winston-Salem Cinema Society from 2001 to 2007. Serves as editorial assistant on the academic journal The Hitchcock Annual (since 2002). Publications include The Modernist Poetics and Experimental Film Practice of Maya Deren (Edwin Mellen Press, 2002); “Relevant Theory for Documentary Film,” CILECT News No. 42 (May 2005); and “Who’s Your Dada? The Marx Brothers at Paramount,” in A Century of the Marx Brothers, ed. Joseph Mills (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007).

Dale M. Pollock
Faculty: Cinema Studies (2007), Producing (2008), Dean of School of Filmmaking (1999-2006)
B.A., Brandeis University; Master of Science in Communications, San Jose State University.  Dale M. Pollock has produced 13 feature films, including SET IT OFF, MRS. WINTERBOURNE, A MIDNIGHT CLEAR, THE BEAST and BLAZE. His films have received four Academy Award nominations and have won several awards, including Best Film at the Cleveland and Houston film festivals. He was chief film reviewer for Daily Variety, chief film reporter for the Los Angeles Times (where he was a Pulitzer Prize nominee) and author of “Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas,” first published in 1984 with more than 150,000 copies in print. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the Producers Guild; the Writers Guild of America, West; and frequently speaks at film festivals and conferences.

Dale Pollock

David C. Spencer

Faculty: Cinema Studies (2006)
B.A., Communications: Broadcasting and Film from UNC-Greensboro; Film Preservation Certification from the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at the George Eastman House Museum of Photography and Film. Senior Curator for the Moving Image Archives. Has managed or directed the exhibition component for the Gala Opening of the School of Filmmaking, the 52nd Annual University Film and Video Association Conference, Cinethics: National Conference on Ethics, and the RiverRun International Film Festival. A member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists.